Cristiano Ronaldo heading back to Man United with Juventus in Champions League group stages

Cristiano Ronaldo is going back to Manchester United after his new club Juventus were drawn with his old club. (AFP)
Updated 30 August 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo heading back to Man United with Juventus in Champions League group stages

  • After winning four titles at Real Madrid, and one with United, Ronaldo aims to end Juventus’ 23-year wait for a third European title
  • Salah's Liverpool, the runners-up last season, will play PSG, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade

MONACO: Cristiano Ronaldo is going back to Manchester United and Paul Pogba will return to Juventus after the teams were drawn together in a Champions League group along with Valencia and Young Boys on Thursday.
After winning four titles at Real Madrid, and one with United, Ronaldo aims to end Juventus’ 23-year wait for a third European title.
Three-time defending champions Madrid will play Roma, CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen.
Barcelona head a tough group with Tottenham, PSV Eindhoven and Inter Milan, while three former European champions Bayern Munich, Benfica, Ajax are together with AEK Athens.
Liverpool, the runners-up last season, was the toughest third-seeded team and landed with Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli, and Red Star Belgrade.
English champions Manchester City got a favorable group with Shakhtar Donetsk, Lyon and Hoffenheim.
Atletico Madrid, whose Metropolitano stadium hosts the final on June 1, were grouped with Borussia Dortmund, Monaco and Club Brugge.
Lokomotiv Moscow, seeded in the top pot, will play Porto, Schalke and Galatasaray.
The 32 teams will share a record 1.95 billion euros ($2.28 billion) in prize money from UEFA. Games kick off on Sept. 18.


Lebanon’s Nejmeh signs cooperation agreement with Arsenal

Updated 17 October 2019

Lebanon’s Nejmeh signs cooperation agreement with Arsenal

  • Flagship English club Arsenal F.C. has signed a cooperation agreement with Lebanon’s Nejmeh Sporting Club
  • Arsenal will assist Nejmeh at academy level, coaching of age-group teams and in business-related areas such as administration and marketing

LONDON: Lebanon’s Nejmeh Sporting Club has signed a cooperation agreement with Premier League side Arsenal F.C.

As part of the agreement, Arsenal will assist Nejmeh at academy level, coaching of age-group teams and in business-related areas such as administration and marketing.

Nejmeh’s President Asaad Saccal instructed club director, Jamal Al-Jurdi, to follow up on the English club’s offer of assistance.

Nejmeh Sporting Club is only one of a few Middle Eastern clubs to have received such an offer from one of England’s long-standing premier football clubs.

Nejmeh S.C. is based in the Manara district of Ras Beirut. The Beirut derby with Ansar has historically been the most anticipated game in Lebanon.